2020 Academic year dateline

This dateline, approved by the University's Executive, is subject to change.

2020 Academic year dateline
Week of sessionStart date (Monday)Key session dates
Summer (S)25 November 201925 November - Summer A 2019/2020 session starts
25 November# - Quarter 4^ exams start
30 November - Census Date for Sydney City Campus Session 3 
30 November - Census Date for The College Term 3°
30 November#- Q4 exams end
1 December - Q4 ends
S2 December 2019 
S9 December 20199 December#- WSU Online Trimester 3 exams start
13 December# - WSU Online Trimester 3 exams end
15 December - WSU Online Trimester 3 ends
S16 December 201917 December - Graduation ceremonies start
18 December - Graduation ceremonies end
22 December - 2H session ends
22 December - R2A session ends
22 December - R2 session ends
Vacation (V)23 December 201923 December- Summer 2019/2020 mid-session break starts
25 December  - Christmas Day, public holiday
25 December - Census date for R2A
26 December - Boxing Day, public holiday
V30 December 20191 January - New Year's Day, public holiday
5 January - Summer 2019/2020 mid-session break ends
S6 January 20206 January - 1st Half (1H) and first Research (R1) sessions start
6 January - Summer B 2019/2020 session starts
S13 January 202013 January - Quarter 1^ (Q1) session starts
15 January - Census date for Summer A and B 2019/2020
S20 January 2020 
S27 January 202027 January- Public holiday in lieu of 26 Jan (Sun)
28 January - The College Term 3° exams start
31 January - The College Term 3° exams end
2 February - The College Term 3° ends
S3 February 20205 February - Census date for Quarter 1^ 
6 February -7 February - Stuvac for Summer A and B 2019/2020
S#10 February 202010 February# - Summer A and B 2019/2020 exams start
16 February# - Summer A and B 2019/2020 exams end
10 February# - Sydney City Campus Session 3 exams start
16 February# - Sydney City Campus Session 3 exams end
16 February - Summer A and B 2019/2020 session ends
16 February - Sydney City Campus Session 3 ends
V17 February 2020 
V24 February 202024 February - WSU Online Trimester 1 session starts
1 March -Spring-Autumn inter-session break ends
1 March Summer deferred exams*
12 March 20202 March Autumn session starts
2 March - The College Term 1° session starts
8 March Summer deferred exams
29 March 20209 March - Sydney City Campus Session 1 starts
316 March 202020 March - Census Date for Western Sydney Online Trimester 1
423 March 202023 March# - Quarter 1^ exams start
28 March# - Quarter 1^ exams end
29 March# - Quarter 1^ ends
530 March 202031 March - Census date for Autumn
31 March - Census date for 1st Half (1H)
31 March - Census date for The College Term 1°
31 March - Census date for Research session 1
31 March - Census date for Sydney City Campus Session 1
1 April -  Research 1A (R1A)± session starts
66 April 20206 April - Quarter 2^ (Q2) session starts
6 - 12 April WSU Online mid-Trimester 1 break
10 April  - Good Friday, public holiday
713 April 202013 April  - Easter Monday, public holiday
820 April 202020 - 24 April - The College mid-Term break
V27 April 202027 April - 3 May - mid-session break for Autumn and 1H sessions
27 April - Graduation ceremonies start
29 April - Census date for Quarter 2^
2 May - Graduation ceremonies finish
104 May 2020 
1111 May 2020 
1218 May 202018 May - WSU Online Trimester 1 exams start
  22 May - WSU Online Trimester 1 exams end
  24 May - WSU Online Trimester 1 ends
1325 May 2020 
141 June 20201 June- The College Term 1° exams start
6 June - The College Term 1° exams end
7 June - The College Term 1° ends
158 June 20208 - 14 June -Autumn/1H Stuvac
8 June  - Queen's Birthday, public holiday
8 June - WSU Online Trimester 2 session starts
9 June- Sydney City Campus Session 1 exams start
13 June# - Quarter 2^ exams start
1615 June 202015 June - Sydney City Campus Session 1 exams end
15 June- Sydney City Campus Session 1 ends
15 June# - Autumn/1H exams start
20 June# - Quarter 2^ exams end
21 June - Quarter 2^ session ends
1722 June 202022 June# - Autumn/1H exams continue
28 June - Autumn and 1H sessions end
28 June# Autumn/1H session exams end
V29 June 202029 June - Second Half (2H) session starts
29 June - Quarter 3^ (Q3^) session starts
29 June - The College Term 2° (T2) session starts
29 June- Inter-session break Autumn-Spring starts
30 June -Research 1 and Research 1A sessions end
30 June - Census date for Research 1A session
1 July - Second Research (R2) session starts
3 July - Census date for WSU Online Trimester 2
V6 July 20206 July - Sydney City Campus Session 2 (S2) starts
V13 July 202019 July -Autumn- Spring inter-session break ends
120 July 202020 July - Spring session starts
20 - 26 July - WSU Online mid-Trimester 2 break
22 July - Census date for Quarter 3^
227 July 202031 July - Census date for The College Term 2°
31 July - Census date for Sydney City Campus Session 2
33 August 2020 
410 August 202010 -16 August The College mid-Term 2 break
517 August 2020 
624 August 2020 
731 August 202031 August - Census date for Spring
31 August - Census date for Second Half (2H)
31 August - Census date for Research 2 (R2)
31 August# - WSU Online Trimester 2 exams start
1 September - Research (R2A)± session starts
4 September# - WSU Online Trimester 2 exams end
5 September# Quarter 3^ exams start
6 September WSU Online Trimester2 ends
87 September 202012 September# Quarter 3^ exams end
12 September - Graduation ceremonies start
13 September - Quarter 3^ ends
V14 September 202014 - 20 September - mid-session break for Spring and 2H sessions
18 September - Graduation ceremonies finish
1021 September 202021 September - Quarter 4 (Q4^) session starts
21 September - WSU Online Trimester 3 session starts
1128 September 202028 September -  The College Term 2° exams start
3 October - The College Term 2° exams end
4 October - The College Term 2° ends
125 October 20205 October - Labour Day, public holiday
6 October# - Sydney City Campus Session 2 exams start
1312 October 202012 October# - Sydney City Campus Session 2 exams end
12 October - Sydney City Campus Session 2 ends
14 October - Census date for Quarter 4^
16 October - Census date for WSU Online Trimester 3
1419 October 2020 
1526 October 202026 October - 1 November -Spring/2H Stuvac
26 October - The College Term 3° (T3) session starts
16#2 November 20202 November# Spring/2H exams start
2 November - Sydney City Campus Session 3 starts
2 - 8 November WSU Online mid-Trimester 3 break
17#9 November 20209 November# Spring/2H exams continue
15 November# Spring/2H exams end
15 November - Spring session ends
V16 November 202016 November - Spring- Autumn inter-session break starts
S23 November 202028 November - Quarter 4^ exams start
S30 November 202030 November - Census date for The College Term 3°
30 November - Census date for Sydney City Campus Session 3
5 December#- Quarter 4^ exams end
6 December - Quarter 4^ ends
S*7 December 2020 
S*14 December 202014 December# - WSU Online Trimester 3 exams start
15 December - Graduation ceremonies start
16 December - Graduation ceremonies finish
18 December# - WSU Online Trimester 3 exams end
18 December - Second Half (2H) session ends
18 December - Research 2 session ends
20 December WSU Online Trimester 3 ends
V21 December 202023 December - University closes
25 December  - Christmas Day, public holiday
V28 December 202028 December - Boxing Day, public holiday (observed)
28 December - 3 January, Sydney City Campus mid-Session 3 break
31 December - Research R2A ±  session ends
31 December - Census date for Research R2A± session
1 January - New Year's Day, public holiday
V4 January 20216 January - University re-opens
S11 January 2021 
S18 January 2021 
S25 January 202126 January - Australia Day, public holiday
S1 February 20211 February - The College Term 3° exams start
7 February- The College Term 3° exams end
7 February - The College Term 3° session ends
S#8 February 20218 February# - Sydney City Campus Session 3 exams start
13 February# - Sydney City Campus exams end
14 February - Sydney City Campus Session 3 ends
NOTE 1 * These weeks will be used for the scheduled deferred examinations. Precise dates will be confirmed in 2019, as required.
NOTE 2 # These weeks are part of the formal examination period. Students must be available in these weeks.
NOTE 3 ^ Quarters are the teaching sessions used by Sydney Graduate School of Management, Sydney City Campus and several Schools.
NOTE 4 ° Terms 1, 2 and 3 are used for Western Sydney University- The College (The College) and for International offshore purposes.
NOTE 5 ± R1A and R2A are Research sessions for late enrolment dates.

The above dates are for sessions appropriate for the majority of students. Students who are enrolled in programs with special sessions, such as teacher education and medicine programs, and students who are offshore and international students, will need to consult their school regarding any special purpose dates.